The GP Assistantship:

Our overall aim is "to help all students to become better doctors, irrespective of their current career preference or eventual career choice." Renaming the placement, the GP Assistantship we are stressing the importance of students being actively involved in patient care as members of the clinical team.

We aim to ensure you become immersed in General Practice and Primary Care in all its facets and develop independent practice whilst learning good medicine in that context.

The focus is on THINKING AND ACTING LIKE A GENERALIST: by the end of the 9 weeks you should be able to assess undifferentiated acute and chronic presentations and negotiate a safe management plan with the majority of patients – always with supervision. We hope you will find it an interesting and stimulating experience. The General Practice placement is an integral and compulsory part of the curriculum.